Broom Kid said:
I love Star Trek to death but the pretentiousness its hardcore fans have exhibited regarding how “serious” and “important” it is has always rubbed me wrong.
Same. This attitude kept me away from the entire franchise for most of my 39 years of life.
Star Trek is hopeful, and idealistic, but it’s also very often dumb as rocks and silly as shit.
A couple of years ago I realized that this is the truth about it. And I now love TOS.